Almost Apple Pie (shhhhhh it uses zucchini instead)!

September 27, 2010

We had a garden this year.  It was kind of our first.  I say kind-of because my husband has been faithfully trying to grow tomatoes since we got married (or so it seems).  Each year something seems to go wrong (they are planted too late, the spring is too cold, the first frost comes too soon. . .).  But what I really love is that he doesn’t give up.  This year we diversified (when I say we, I mean he).  Our garden had several goodies which included zucchini.  It turns out that I really like zucchini!  It is AMAZING how versatile this veggie is.

I have used it to make everything from cream of zucchini soup

to Chicken Vegetable Noodle soup

and (of course) zucchini bread and layered zucchini quiche

and now. . . a few friends told me about (ta-da) almost apple pie!

By now I have either bored you to tears about zucchini or you are just being kind enough to get to the end of this post.  If you are still hanging in there I hope this ending will be well worth your time.

I have to say that zucchini pie almost apple pie is amazing.  It is easy to make (no crust) and tastes almost exactly like apple pie.  EVERYONE in our family loved it as did some other innocent bystanders who happened to be around when I was making it and fell prey to my taste test challenge (wahhhaaaaaaa).

Interested to know how to make this little wonder?
*To view this almost apple pie recipe in a more printable form, click here.

1) First peal and slice up 6 cups of zucchini.

2) Then bring some water to a boil and simmer them for just a few minutes (until they start getting tender).
3) Drain them in a colander.

4) Mix together:
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1 1/2 t cream of tartar
3 T flour
1 1/2 T lemon juice
Dash of salt
Dash of nutmeg

5) Add this to your zucchini in your pie pan.  Your zucchini will look a little soupy, this is okay.

6) Mix together:
1 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 butter

7) Add your topping to your pie and bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes until the topping is brown and pie is bubbly.

8) Top with vanilla ice cream (optional but oh so good) and enjoy!

VERY Sadly I don’t have an “after” photo.  The day that I made this recipe for the first time was the day Hunter broke is arm.  Hunter and I spent the evening in the ER while our family enjoyed the pie (no I am not bitter, luckily they saved us some).  But, I never got a chance to take that nice photo to show what it looks like finished.  So this just means you will have to make it to find out how this story ends!

Do tell: are there any other great zucchini recipes I should try?  I still have a few more waiting for me on the vine. . .

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